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Trip: 2003/4 - Central And South America

There are [14] stories from my trip: 2003/4 - Central And South America


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UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 17 May 2004 | Views [401]

As a few people have asked, in true Nick Hornby style here are my top-5's (and a few top-10's where it's been a bit hard to get it down).   TOP 10 SITES / THINGS TO DO 1.  Machu Picchu, Peru 2.  Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina 3.  Uyuni Salt Flats, ... Read more >

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Islas Galapagos

ECUADOR | Monday, 3 May 2004 | Views [605]

Well this is the last one.  After 4 and a bit months of travelling and seeing some amazing things, meeting wonderful people and all that, it is time to venture back home and join the dole queue.   The last week has been spent on the Galapagos Islands ... Read more >

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Inca Trail

PERU | Friday, 23 Apr 2004 | Views [750]

Well - one of the best weeks of the trip so far...   After a couple of days in Cusco, we travelled back to the Peru-Bolivia border to go to Puno and check Lake Titicaca out.  Lake Titicaca is set at about 3,500 metres (in attitude terms).  After taking ... Read more >

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Salt with that, Sir?

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 11 Apr 2004 | Views [509]

The last few days have been all go and very different from the lazy days in Argentina.  After leaving San Pedro de Atacama (which as i am sure from the last e-mail i sent made the point, i loved) and finally hooking up with the Australian guy (who we ... Read more >

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The driest desert in the world

CHILE | Sunday, 4 Apr 2004 | Views [772]

After dragging ourselves away from Bariloche (highly recommend it), we took (another) overnight bus up to Mendoza.  Mendoza is the country's largest wine producing region (about 90% of the country's wine is made there) and obviously had to visit a few ... Read more >

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Adventure Time

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 23 Mar 2004 | Views [506]

Well it has been a couple of action packed weeks since the last time I wrote and hope everything is good back wherever you are.   After leaving Puerto Madryn, we took an apparent 16 hour bus journey to El Calafate.  However, the bus company that we ... Read more >

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Vino TInto

ARGENTINA | Monday, 8 Mar 2004 | Views [377]

Admittedly, last week I did say that I'd be raising a glass of fine wine for you all.  However, this may have gone a bit far and after time spent sleeping on floors instead of beds (because I couldn't quite reach it), I have come to realise the dangers ... Read more >

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A mad dash through Brazil

BRAZIL | Thursday, 26 Feb 2004 | Views [483]

Well, I've been a bit lazy and forgot to send an update at the weekend, so am obviously a bit late this time.  However, as you can tell from the title it has been a mad few 10 days or so.   We left Manaus in somewhat strange circumstances.  The tour ... Read more >

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Jungle Tripping

BRAZIL | Sunday, 15 Feb 2004 | Views [500]

Took the bus from Santa Elena in Venezuela to Manaus in Brazil. The bus journey itself was a boring 12 hours, however leather reclining seats made it a bit more comfortable.  It was a bit alarming to realise that like what seems to be every driver in ... Read more >

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Onto The Main Trip

COLOMBIA | Monday, 9 Feb 2004 | Views [717]

So much to say - such a bad computer connection that I am on, so we'll see how much of it gets through.   Spent a nice couple of days chilling in San Jose - went to the National Museum, had the best ice cream ever and the customary local beers.  The ... Read more >

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To the Switzerland of Central America

COSTA RICA | Friday, 30 Jan 2004 | Views [1454]

Another week, another update.  One month ago (to the day), we left a damp England and it feels like so much longer - as if working was a distant memory.  I think only one day in the month has been below 25 degrees and in general it is in the mid 30's ... Read more >

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From One Colonial City to Another

NICARAGUA | Sunday, 25 Jan 2004 | Views [554]

Well it has been 2 weeks since the last update and i've got a reason why it has been so long.   After arriving in Antigua, we decided to climb Volcan Pacaya the next day (after being promised amazing scenery and chances to see the lava from the crater).... Read more >

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From the Carribean Coast to the Volcanoes of Guatemala

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 11 Jan 2004 | Views [525]

Well - it has only been a week, but we have done so much that it seems so much longer.   After leaving Cancun (couldn't get out of there quick enough), we took a bus to Mérida - took about 4 hours and was an executive one (reclining seats, TV, the ... Read more >

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Rum and Cigar Anyone?

CUBA | Saturday, 3 Jan 2004 | Views [708]

Well Happy New Year to you all,   For all of you who i have not spoken to for far too long, all i can say is sorry - all i have been doing for the last year is working and saving for this trip.   Anyway, after a year of anticipation, D-Day was 30th ... Read more >

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